The 100 Year Letter Project: Kevin Grandia

We asked friends of DeSmogBlog to write a letter to their great, great grandchildren about their vision and hopes for their world in 100 years, in the context of global warming. Here’s what DeSmogBlog Manager, Kevin Grandia said:

Dear little kiddies,

Its great-great gramps, coming to you from beyond the grave (scary music).

Life wasn’t much different for me than what I think your lives are like now 100 years later, other than the fact that in your world there is a realization that the continued use of finite, polluting fossil fuels just doesn’t make any sense.

Do you still have iPods? Is Steve Jobs head still alive? If so, can you port me back one of the new Macbook Pros?

Of course, your iPods aren’t powered with coal-fired electricity and Steve Jobs head is kept alive using a small format hydrogen fuel cell. I want to tell you though that the world I live in was an enlightened one, but it was a world in transition and human nature has a tendency to fight change and cling to any doubt as a reason to not embrace the new.

Many people were scared of the massive changes that needed to happen, and many more refused to move on. But I’m glad to say, that in the end the world made the right decision and that’s why you today, way into the future, are enjoying a quality of life that I can only dream of.


Papa Kevin